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  • More Help for Vulnerable Migrants as IOM Opens Sudan’s Second Migrant Resource Centre

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Sudan, together with representatives of the embassies of France, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Japan and the United States of America inaugurated a Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in Gedarif state in eastern Sudan on March 05, a hub for migrants and potential migrants who will receive information and services. The establishment of the MRC is part of the efforts by IOM Sudan to expand its migrant protection and assistance and community engagement activities across the country. It is the second centre of this kind, complementing the Migrant Resource and Response Centre that IOM Sudan has been operating in Khartoum since 2015. The establishment and operationalization of the MRC has been closely coordinated with the State Ministry of Health and Social Development, IOM’s main governmental counterpart in Gedarif.

  • IOM Sudan and Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD) sign Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen collaboration in agricultural Development to Migration and Rural Community

    IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development (AOAD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinforce collaboration in agriculture and agricultural related programming to build the resilience of migrants and rural communities. Professor, Dr. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-dukheri, Director General of AOAD said “Enhancement of agricultural and livestock productivity is critical to build resilience of community, therefore promote a transition to community development. This should be achieved through community-based agricultural programming with establishing a link with local market demand and strengthening capacity building interventions.”

  • IOM Sudan and Embassy of Japan visit Sarafaya village - El Fasher, North Darfur

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and his Excellency Shinji Urabayashi, Ambassador of Japan to Sudan and the Third Secretary Mr. Yuma Kajihara along with representatives from the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources Mr. Noureldin Abdalla, Federal Government Chamber Mrs. Sawsan Omer Ibrahim and North Darfur HAC Commissioner Mr. Ibrahim Hamid visited  the returnees village of Sarafaya, El Fasher – North Darfur to monitor the activities implemented under the Japan funded project “Enhancing Sustainable Reintegration of IDPs and Sudanese Refugee Returnees while Promoting Community Cohesion through the Provision of Livelihoods, Basic Infrastructure and Services in Darfur.”

  • IOM Sudan Celebrates the 2nd Anniversary of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative Programme

    IOM Sudan, colour marked the celebrations of the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in the Horn of Africa. The event which was held at the IOM Sudan office in Khartoum was attended by representatives from the EU delegation, ten migrant returnees from Libya and 16 representatives of Nigerian, Ethiopian and Eritrean migrant communities. “With the funding from the EU, IOM in close partnership with the Government of Sudan will continue to provide sustainable reintegration to migrants in Sudan and dignified and safe return of migrants to countries of origin,” said the IOM Sudan Chief of Mission, Catherine Northing.

  • 129 Sudanese Migrants Return Home from Libya under EU-IOM Joint Initiative

    A group of Sudanese migrants arrived back in Sudan from Libya with IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s support. IOM worked with Libyan and Sudanese authorities to facilitate their voluntary return via an IOM charter flight.  Under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration. The migrants were welcomed at Khartoum International airport by the Secretariat for Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA) and IOM. The joint team conducted arrival registration and provided hygiene kits, which include sanitary items for women, and refreshments to the returning migrants. The IOM medical team also conducted a rapid health screening and attended to urgent medical cases.